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I am a citizen of the USA and Australia, and have been living in Central and Eastern Europe since 1996. Prior to that I spent 7 years in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. Before that, 3 years in New York .
My work began in settlements and trading, then moved into sales of financial products for institutional trading desks, investment funds and proprietary traders.
In 1996 I moved to Prague and worked in emerging market equities broking. This led me to assignments in Kyiv, Ukraine, then Athens, Greece, and finally back to Prague. Later I chose to avoid the safe life and moved to Belgrade, Serbia to try consulting for brokers that would encounter similar interest that I had served in the previous 3 locations and I became involved in privatization advisory, illiquid bond sales and equities broking.
After returning to Prague I created one of the region’s first trading operations for emissions allowances, for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. From there I went on to research and author an emissions arbitrage fund that I marketed for about a year, only to get a firm commitment from a major investment bank shortly before they collapsed in the sub-prime mortgage debacle.
In 2011 I joined the largest oil and gas, exploration and production company in the Czech Republic and negotiated framework agreements with the largest energy traders in Western Europe and set up my employer’s access to exchanges and trading hubs.
Currently I working for Advanced Materials-JTJ in Prague. “AMJTJ” is led by Dr Jan Prochazka where he has developed a line of paradigm changing inventions for energy storage (He3da Battery), removal of pollution and greenhouse gases in the MOST ECONOMICAL and RATIONAL way (FN NANO®) and others.
I lead a very interesting life, with a wife who is championing the rights of special needs children in the Czech Republic, India, Bangladesh, and a few African naitoins through her charity, Smiling Crocodile o.p.s. (& Facebook page).
I am often asked about my background and stories and have occasionally published them in web-magazines or social media (LinkedIn, etc.). I try to list this here and will add more along the way. Some might be anecdotal, others may be full researched reports or stories. I tend to stray into humor, but most all the experiences are near and dear to me and were based on visceral experiences.
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